What to do and see in Central Region, Ghana: The Best Places and Tips

Discover the best top things to do in Central Region, Ghana including Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park, International Stingless Bee Centre, Elmina Castle, Monkey Forest Resort, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Ancestral Slave River Park, Elmina lagoon, Fort Amsterdam, Fort Lijdzaamheid.

1. Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast, Ghana Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Castles, History Museums More
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 537 reviews

Cape Coast Castle

This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.

Reviewed By mrandmrsj0nes2015 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

WE RETURNED SO WE WON

The most tragic experience of our life. The emotional turmoil over the kidnapping, forced incarceration and brutality rained down upon my ancestors sent of to the Caribbean and the Americas. Through the door of NO RETURN.YET BITTERLY AND PROUDLY there we

2. Kakum National Park

Cape Coast, Ghana Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 633 reviews

Kakum National Park

This forested parkland makes for a great day hike with fantastic views, especially from the wooden suspension bridges that soar a hundred feet overhead.

Reviewed By snowgeese - QuebecQuebec

Didn't Meet Our High Expectations

Although there are many raving reviews for the Kakum National Park and its Tree House accommodations, overall, we were disappointed, especially with the Tree House. I see that others who stayed there stayed up most of the night merely to hear the sounds o

3. International Stingless Bee Centre

Odumase Abrafo | 2km South of Kakum National Park, Cape Coast 233, Ghana Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

International Stingless Bee Centre

The International Stingless Bee Centre (ISBC) is a sanctuary for stingless bees and a place of environmental education and ecotourism. Many people do not know about stingless bees, especially African species, nor have many sampled their honey, pollen and propolis, delectable activities offered at the ISBC. In addition to beekeeping, the ISBC also serves as a station for international research.

Reviewed By dleralta

Closed without any notice

After traveling there from Cape Coast by trotro (45min) and walk another 10min I found the place closed. The website didnt say anything about it, so I was quited disappointed. I had to come back to Cape Coast, wasting another hour bargaining with taxis co

4. Elmina Castle

Elmina, Ghana Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Castles, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

Elmina Castle

The European traders built and occupied many forts along the coast of Ghana in the 15th-17th centuries to protect their trading posts.

Reviewed By 70ava - Beijing, ChinaBeijing, China

Extremely interesting impressive place

The view of the castle from each direction - close as well as far - tells immediately that this is a major historical site. Imposing, somber, powerful and so sad. We learned so much and were impressed with the small museum in the old Portugues chapel. Mak

5. Monkey Forest Resort

Kakum National Park Road, Cape Coast, Ghana Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
37%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
11%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Monkey Forest Resort

Reviewed By athinav76

Off the beaten path

Amazing place. Dirk is such a friendly guy, who loves his monkeys and takes good care of them. If you were annoyed by the extremely touristic Kakum National Park and it's insane prices, definately visit the resort. It's location is in beautiful, untouched

6. Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Fiema, Ghana, Senya Beraku, Ghana Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

This sanctuary is home to over 200 Geoffrey’s Pied Columbus and 500 Campbell's Mona Monkeys which are believed by the villagers to be sacred.

Reviewed By 70ava - Beijing, ChinaBeijing, China

Amazing story, interesting place, beautiful monkeys

Arrival to this place is quite complicated, especially if you insist on getting there by tro tro and/or shared taxis. They have no real solution for that and they do not really care. However, the place is amazing, the story behind the place is one of thos

7. Ancestral Slave River Park

Assin Manso, Ghana Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Ancestral Slave River Park

Reviewed By Prince O - Accra, GhanaAccra, Ghana

Touching

This was a slave site where enslaved Africans were sorted, bathe, smeared with oil and tendered to would be merchants. Here you get to dip your feet into the water which became the last point the slaves had their last bath in African water before being ta

8. Elmina lagoon

Lagoon Street, Elmina, Elmina, Ghana Nature & Parks, Marinas
Excellent
52%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Elmina lagoon

Reviewed By Niyi_David - Lagos State, NigeriaLagos State, Nigeria

PIROGUES, PIROGUES EVERYWHERE!

The lagoon is filled with lots of fishing pirogues as the fishermen are either getting set to go on an expedition, or returning from one. You can see some washing their nets, etc.

9. Fort Amsterdam

Off the Accra-Cape Coast Road | Abandze, Saltpond, Ghana Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Fort Amsterdam

Reviewed By Robert C - Redlands, CaliforniaRedlands, California

A Gem for those with Time and Interest

We stopped to view Fort Amsterdam, previously known as Fort Cormantine when built by the British in 1645. It sits abandoned just off the Accra-Cape Coast Road on a hill overlooking the ocean in Abandze. We were surrounded by local children when we visited

10. Fort Lijdzaamheid

Off Town Square, Apam, Ghana Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
25%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Fort Lijdzaamheid

Reviewed By PietroMorrizio - Accra, GhanaAccra, Ghana

An Historic Old Fort That Needs Some TLC !

Fort Lijdzaamheid ("Patience") is located at the small seaside town of Apam, in the Central Region of Ghana. It is around an hour or so drive from Accra, and the junction is clearly signposted as "Apam", and there is a small settlement on the main Accra-C

Share :

Feature News

The 10 Best Things to Do in Ashanti Region, Ghana

The Ashanti Region is located in south Ghana and is third largest of 10 administrative regions, occupying a total land surface of 24,389 km (9,417 sq mi) or 10.2 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. In terms of population, however, it is the most populated region with a population of 4,780,380 according to the 2011 census, accounting for 19.4% of Ghana’s total population. The Ashanti Region is known for its major gold bar and cocoa production. The largest city and regional capital is Kumasi.

10 Things to Do in Western Region That You Shouldn't Miss

Discover the best top things to do in Western Region, Ghana including Busua Beach, Fort San Sebastian, Fort Santo Antonio, Fort Metal Cross, Gross Friedrichsburg, Fort William, Fort Batenstein, Mr Brights Surf School, Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp, Black Star Surf Shop.

Top 8 Things to do in Eastern Region, Ghana

Discover the best top things to do in Eastern Region, Ghana including Boti Falls, Akosombo Hydro Plant, The Big Tree, Cedi Bead Factory, Umbrella Rock, Ghana Bike and Hike Tours - Day Tours, Aburi Crafts Village, Atewa Range.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Volta Region, Ghana

Volta Region (or Volta), is one of Ghana's ten administrative regions, with Ho designated as its capital. It is located west of Republic of Togo and to the east of Lake Volta. Divided into 25 administrative districts, the region is multi-ethnic and multilingual, including groups such as the Ewe, the Guan, and the Akan peoples. The Guan peoples include the Lolobi, Likpe, Akpafu, Buem, and Nkonya people, et al.